Charles and Ray Eames' midcentury home in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades, Case Study House No. 8, has become an icon due in large part to its detailed interior. During LACMA's California Design exhibition a few years ago, a recreation of the exuberant living room, overflowing with items and ideas, stood apart as a true highlight. That reputation makes playing with Archilogic's new virtual Eames House such a challenging, exciting experience. Designed like a Sims for midcentury furniture fanatics, the site gives users the ability to reimagine the famed layout with an army of options and furniture including chairs, tables, beds and even Ikea items.
Michael Peguero's model also allows for a new visual reading of the Eames house, one that disassociates it from the collections and keepsakes the famed designers used to make it so lively and instead focuses on form. Using 3D animation, the website allows visitors to virtually tour the home from three distinct viewpoints, exposing the theatricality of the interior and providing a new perch with which to appreciate their distinct outlook and ouevre. Get started over here.